The power of stories - with Jehan Casinder

Webinar - November 17, 2020 at 10am - 11am

2020 has been challenging for all of us. As we approach the year’s end, it’s a great time to reflect on our wellbeing.

In this exclusive webinar for ACE members, we’ll explore an unlikely contributor to wellbeing: storytelling.

Each of us has a story about who we are, where we’ve come from and where we might be going.

But how do our stories influence our mental health? And how can we tell more helpful, hopeful stories about our lives?

Jehan Casinader has wrestled with these questions. He’s one of New Zealand’s top TV journalists. He is also a survivor of depression. Jehan will share his story and offer practical tools to help you reshape your own.

He'll be joined by a panel including AECOM Project Manager, Tony Matthews.  

About the presenters

Jehan Casinader

Jehan Casinader has spent 12 years in primetime TV current affairs.

He has reported for TVNZ’s flagship programmes, including Sunday, Seven Sharp, Close Up and Breakfast. He was named “Broadcast Reporter of the Year” at the Voyager Media Awards in 2020, and “Reporter of the Year” at the New Zealand Television Awards in 2018.

In the aftermath of natural disasters, terror attacks, sporting triumphs and everything in between, Jehan has helped hundreds of Kiwis to share their vulnerable and deeply personal stories with the rest of the country.

Jehan wants all Kiwis to be able to tell hopeful stories about their lives – stories that promote mental wellbeing.

He is the author of a new book, This Is Not How It Ends: How rewriting your story can save your life (HarperCollins, October 2020).

Tony Matthews

Tony is a successful project manager for AECOM, an aspiring triathlete, football player and father of three. He was recently diagnosed with type 2 bipolar and will share with us his mental health journey from keeping himself busy, mindfulness and learning about the 'green brain'. 

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